Whether you’re a “cost slicer” or the “family chef,” the Beef Checkoff program has a tool to help you find a custom healthy eating plan to fit your lifestyle. “My Plate, My Way” is an online tool based on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) My Plate initiative of dietary guidelines for healthy eating.
Consumers are encouraged to visit the My Plate, My Way website and answer a series of questions. The results will present one of eight profiles that describe your eating personality:
1. Lean Lover - “I’m always looking for foods and recipes to help me lose or maintain weight.”
2. Buff and Cut - “Food is a means of building muscle.”
3. Cost Slicer - “I have to stick to my budget.”
4. Health Seeker - “Food does more than fill me up—it has many health benefits!”
5. Family Chef - “Family time is precious to me, so my meals have to please the whole gang.”
6. Time Tackler - “Just because I’m short on time, doesn’t mean I want to compromise taste and health.”
7. Flavor Saveur - “It’s all about the taste!”
8. Two-Stepper - “I’m no top chef, but I’m willing to try to make a recipe if I think I can do it.”
“As a registered dietitian, I know first-hand that there are many ways to build a healthy diet,” says Kerry Neville, MS, RD, a registered dietitian specializing in nutrition and culinary communications. “The My Plate, My Way tool is not only fun to use, but provides valuable, usable information Americans can take with them in making better eating choices based on the latest science and research.”
Recipes and tips for healthy eating accompany each personality profile. To access the tool, visit http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/myplatemyway.aspx.